Definition of soon
2 : in a prompt manner : speedily <as soon as possible> <the sooner the better> <no sooner said than done>
3 archaic : before the usual time
4 : in agreement with one's choice or preference : willingly <I'd just as soon walk as drive>
Examples of soon in a sentence
We will soon be making changes.
The soonest I can get there is tomorrow.
When is the soonest possible date of delivery?
The audience soon realized that it wasn't a stunt.
She found a job soon after graduation.
How soon can you finish the job?
The sooner you finish your homework, the sooner you can go outside and play.
I will let you know as soon as possible.
I'll get there as soon as I can.
Origin and Etymology of soon
Middle English soone, from Old English sōna; akin to Old High German sān immediately
First Known Use: before 12th century
SOON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of soon for English Language Learners
: at a time that is not long from now
: in a short time after something happens
: in a quick way
SOON Defined for Kids
Definition of soon for Students
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up soon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).